Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Community Businesses Save Our Town

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Community Businesses Save Our Town

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Inspired by the team at Greenslate Community Farm? Want to make things better in your area? A community business could be the answer. More and more people are joining forces to launch businesses that will improve their locality - and are reaping the results. It may be a supermarket, or a community cinema run by locals. Or maybe, as in the case of Greenslate, a business putting the soul back into an area. Whatever the reason, community businesses across the region are working hard to improve the lives of the people who live and work around them. "These types of business provide services the community really needs, give local people control and can help restore pride in the local area," explains Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive of Power to Change. "The profits they generate are reinvested in the community helping the local area," explains Vidhya Alakeson, Chief Executive of Power to Change. …

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